Literary Devices In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

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The Kite Runner Analysis Growing up everyone seemed to have that one friend they did everything with. The person who was there from day one ready to go on what every new adventures might be beyond the horizon. For Amir, this person was Hassan. Amir and Hassan were always close till Amir’s betrayal came between them. Throughout the book The Kite Runner there are common themes among many of the characters, not just Amir and Hassan. These themes are betrayal and redemption. Khaled used many literary devices in his book, ones such as parallelism, metaphors, and contrast in order to enhance his writing. In addition to having strong themes the author, Khaled Hosseini, used these different literary devices and stylistic choices to drive home these …show more content…
He used this to add emotion to his writing, which is something he did not hold back on. The most common rhetorical device used in The Kite Runner was similes. Similes add tremendous amounts of detail to writing and allow the reader to picture everything in their head as it’s being read. Khaled did a wonderful job of creating mental images of what was happening in the book. For instance when Amir described how his father commanded attention he used a simile to compare him to the sun. The use of a simile in this place adds to the description and allows for the reader to create a mental image enhancing the authors writing. Another prevalent rhetorical device in this book was Anaphora. The repetition of beginning words added dimension to Khaled’s descriptions and drove home what he was trying to get across by using it. For example on page 232 when he said, “He told me about growing up in Mazar-i-Sharif, in Jalalabad. He told me about a time shortly after he and his father joined the jihad and fought the Shorawi in the Panjshir Valley” it added emphasis to how much had happened to to Rahim Khan during his

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